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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title The Influenza Epidemic of 1918
Description linen had to be washed, ironed, folded (just so!), carefully wrapped, tied, and labeled, ready for the next surgery. These chores Ilolie did. They were part of her life and her work. The services of flolie and Sadie made Manti a better and safer place in which to live, helped to make doctors better doctors and more available to the people. The lives of these two women were lives of comforting and curing. I remember well these two women and the work they did well. * * * THE INFLUENZA SPIDKiaC OF 1911 Vernon J. Larsen 3981 Fruitvale Avenue Oakland, CA 94602 Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention Personal Recollection I was up early that morning, trying to straighten the house and take care of the other three members of our family, who were bedfast with the 1918 death-dealing influenza. Even as a boy of eleven years, I had to assume full responsibility. My mother, father and brother had been down for several days. The epidemic was ravaging the nation, the state and the community. Many lives had been lost. The medical world felt helpless and attempts to curb the disease proved unsuccessful. There was a tap on the window. It was Uncle Henry Burton, who had been milking the cows and doing the outside chores. He motioned to the door and shouted, "Grandma sent some food." I went to the door. He handed me the morning's milk. Grandma had sent a kettle of beef stew an*i two loaves of home-made bread. Uncle Henry said that our neighbor Bill Larsen had died last night. What a shock! Wg were 30 close 78
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323337
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323337